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BJP to alter Article 35A on permanent residents in J&K?

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  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    BJP to alter Article 35A on permanent residents in J&K
    Sunday, August 06, 2017 By: TNN b Source Link: CLICK HERE[​IMG]

    Highlights
    • State laws have barred non-residents from purchasing land in the state
    • A BJP MLC said Article 35A is a constitutional mistake
    • The Centre seeks a larger debate on this issue
    Away from the attention that Article 370 usually invites, a section of BJP sympathisers are steadily pushing the party's less-noticed promise of altering Article 35A of the Constitution, which empowers the J&K government to define "permanent residents" of the state.

    The article enables the state to provide special rights and privileges that permanent residents can enjoy but has been criticised by BJP as a provision that encourages alienation, deepens the concept of a separate identity and creates a political gap between J&K and the rest of India.

    Under the Article, state laws have barred non-residents from purchasing land in the state and the issue is in focus with a Kashmiri woman, Charu Wali Khan, recently filing a petition seeking changes in the constitutional provision as she wanted succession rights though she is settled outside the state.

    Responding to her plea, the Supreme Court sent notices to the Centre and state last month. The woman has argued that the state's laws, flowing from Article 35A, have disenfranchised her. Advocate General K Venugopal told the bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud that the petition against Article 35A raised "very sensitive" questions that required a "larger debate".

    The court referred the matter to a three-judge bench and has set a six-week deadline for final disposal. The bench is likely to deliver its verdict in September first week. Union minister Jitendra Singh said that since the matter was sub judice, one should wait for the court's verdict. He said the court verdict would be binding on all. State BJP leaders are vocal about their views as they strongly feel that Article 35A should be repealed.

    "Article 35A is a constitutional mistake. It was incorporated through a presidential order and not through the parliamentary process,"claimed Surinder Amabardar, BJP MLC from the state. The Centre's stance seeking a "larger debate" set off alarm bells among a section of politicians in the Kashmir valley, prompting CM Mehbooba Mufti's outburst during the Foundation Day celebrations of her PDP party. She asserted Article 35A should not be tinkered with, saying there would be no one to hold the tricolour if provisions regarding special status to J&K residents were altered.

    http://www.defencenews.in/article/BJP-to-alter-Article-35A-on-permanent-residents-in-JandK-283548
     
  2. lca-fan

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    Pundrick Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Do not expect too much from this, the J&K fanatics will die if even a single thing is changed in 370. 35A will b changed only for blood relations but not for others.

    INC will probably jump in to add fuel, before anything could be done.
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    This is the first baby step of several towards normalcy. It will take time up to 2024 so be happy at least a start has been made......

    Do you think Khangress would have taken thip step even? I tell you, NO......
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    It has gone to the court, Triple Talaq Style, this will also go.
     
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    Please check for the original source for the article when posting from defencenews and IDRW, And use it if any.

    This article is from TOI. When they copied they omitted the '?' at the end of the title.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...nent-residents-in-jk/articleshow/59936774.cms
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Courts don't have enough guts. All these game changing legislations can only be done by the govt.
     
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    I doubt anything is going to happen. Its Kashmir issue, it doesn't matter who is in power it's always 1 step forward a million steps backward. In my opinion modi or any other politician would ever get entangled in Kashmir
     
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    #TNExclusive: Opposition to meet in Srinagar to chalk out a strategy oppose any attempt to tamper with Article 35A #KashmirForAll

     
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    Why do you think IA has gone all out against militants and NIA against the separatists? BJP/RSS have planned their move very well. The day 35A goes, 370 goes with that. The Hindus rotting in Jammu will get citizenship of J&K and the boundaries of assembly seats plus the delimitation will have to be done which will result in much larger number of seats for Jammu division and that too in Hindu majority areas. The dictatorship of Kashmiri muslims will end. This is what is feared by all the muslims of the valley and their aim to change the demography with much higher birth rates. In case of grant of citizenship to the west Pakistan displaced population and the earlier Valmikis and Gurkhas settled in Kashmir along with Gurjars, the delimitation will give nearly 2/3rd seats to Jammu region. This is what these muslims of Kashmir are scared of.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Repelling Article 370 would mean we can change demographics. Changing demographics means we can do what we want in the region and nobody can say anything.

    Pakistan did the same on their side. They encouraged Sunnis to move to Gilgit and made a majority Shia demographic to Sunni.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    correct.
     

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